PVC-u or timber windows- Which is best?

Last edited 5 March 2003 at 8:00am
Publication date: 
21 March, 2007

Your choice of window frames could seriously affect the health of our planet.

Publication date: December 1998

Summary
The production and disposal of PVC-u windows leads to the release of highly poisonous chemicals which threaten the environment and human health. PVC-u production involves no less than six of the fifteen most hazardous chemicals listed by European governments for priority elimination.

Timber is a sustainable resource. As long as the timber is sourced from properly managed forests and care is taken in the choice of preservatives, paints and stains, timber windows are by far the best environmental choice.

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